Draft replacement of the Coffs Harbour Area Water Sharing Plan

Bonville Creek in Bongil Bongil National Park, near Sawtell.

Public exhibition of the replacement Water Sharing Plan for the Coffs Harbour Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2022 ran from Monday 17 January to Sunday 27 February 2022 and has now closed.

Feedback submitted by members of the community will now be considered by the department.

A summary of feedback will be used to develop an “outcomes of public exhibition" document.

Submissions will be published on the website, in accordance with the department’s privacy policy.

If you have any questions, you can email the project team on coffsharbour.wsp@dpie.nsw.gov.au

The water sharing plan establishes rules for water management including the limit of the total volume of water that can be extracted from the water sources in the Coffs Harbour area.

Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000. The current water sharing plan for the Coffs Harbour area is nearing expiry and a draft replacement plan is being prepared.

The public exhibition period provided opportunities for water users, stakeholders and other interested parties to learn more about the proposed changes in the draft plan.

The replacement plan is proposed to take effect from 1 July 2022.

Stakeholders can still:

If you require assistance reading these documents, please contact 1300 081 047 or water.enquiries@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Public information sessions

Please note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and health and safety concerns, engagement activities included:

  • webinars
  • one-on-one phone calls with a Coastal Water Planning team member.
LocationDetails Register for event
Webinar Information session
Thursday, 3 February 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Watch the recorded presentation
Webinar Information session
Thursday, 10 February 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Watch the recorded presentation